Natural Bundle Dyeing
By Bethany Hanley
Don’t forget to submit photos of your final pieces and any process photos or post online and tag @natsatclub
Textile designers use a vast range of processes and techniques in order to develop drawings and fabrics, both 3D and 2D. Many designers use traditional print methods such as lino printing, screen printing and etching to create their final pieces and samples. This activity introduces you to ancient print method of frottage. Also known as rubbing, this discovery dates as far back as the 2nd Century AD.
There is already a large market for traditional printed surfaces. Textile and surface designers will use these traditional methods to create the following:
These are just a very few examples.
Please be mindful of the surfaces you are rubbing, we don’t want any upset guardians if wallpaper and household goods have been marked. Also be mindful of health and safety, don’t do rubbings of plug sockets or anything that could cause harm.
Remember to photograph your work continually.
This task is to be completed once you have a large selection of rubbings.
1. Find an object that you LOVE! You might choose it because it is interesting to look at, it has fond memories attached to it, you like the shape or the texture or for any other reason
2. Recreate that object using some of your rubbings by collage
3. Think about how this collage might develop further as a final piece
Remember to photograph your work continually, including all of the different placements within you collage.
Thank you for taking part in The Northern School of Art Hartlepool Saturday Club Workshop.
Submit photos of your final pieces and any process photos or post online and tag @natsatclub
Contributed by Bethany Hanley, The Northern School of Art, Hartlepool Art&Design Saturday Club, based at The Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts Hartlepool
Bettie has a background in Textile and Surface design and runs two businesses in the textile industry and events. Bettie has exhibited work in New York, Paris, Brussels and sold work to the likes of Victoria’s Secret.
“I have adored all of the time I have spent engaged with the Saturday Club so far. It has made such a huge impact on my life from being involved in the very first Club when I was 14, and now I teach the Club. It’s such a fantastic experience and has enriched my life so much, I really want to share that with my groups each year. It’s fabulous seeing them blossom creatively and take very different approaches to the projects. It’s an exciting thing to be a part of and I cannot wait for our emerging artists to be at the forefront of the creative industry.”